BASE MATE EASY CONNECT
Spring is the season when everyone starts
thinking about sprucing up the house and
yard. Whether it is washing the windows or
cleaning the gutters, one of the first tools
that homeowners reach for is a ladder.
Ladders are so useful and commonplace
that they are often taken for granted. That's
a mistake, because falling off a ladder is a
common accident. For the homeowner, ladder injuries lead to lost wages and medical
expenses. For the business owner, ladder
falls mean lost time, liability issues and
higher insurance premiums. The Base Mate
Easy Connect ladder stabilizer provides
additional safety when using ladders on
uneven ground, slopes and even ice.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, more than 532,000
people were treated in hospital emergency
rooms, doctors' offices, clinics and other
medical settings in 2007 because of
injuries related to ladder use. Most injuries
are cuts, bruises and fractured bones.
Ladders are necessary tools, but if you do
not follow the proper safety tips, you could
suffer severe injury or death.
The Base Mate Easy Connect attaches to
most aluminum and wood ladders of any
width, and is excellent for use on uneven
landings or outdoors where the ground is
uneven or rocky. Tested to most require-
ments of type 1A USA and Grade 1 CDN
ladder requirements, the Base Mate fea-
tures a hardened steel arch, which is
firmly held by a unique triple-action locking
system and the Easy Connect attachment
arms, which attach to the ladder rungs.
Simply fasten the unit to the ladder. Once
installed, tap on the release lever with
your foot and the weight of the ladder
drops, allowing the Base Mate’s arch to
slide and make the ladder plumb. You
can watch a demonstration video and find
more information at www.basemate.ca.